Top 10 – Best tandem kayak

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Tandem Kayaks are a great way to enjoy kayaking with friends and family. If you are looking for a tandem kayak, look no further as we’ve compiled a list with the most popular kayaks in the market to help you with your research, so let’s have a look at the alternatives:

Bestseller No. 1
Ocean Kayak Malibu Two Tandem Sit-On-Top Recreational Kayak, Envy, 12 Feet
  • Enjoy sun and surf with a friend or a furry companion with the kayak's three seating positions, which support solo, tandem, or tandem paddling with a child or pet.
  • A pair of Comfort Plus seats provide four-way adjustability, generating a custom fit and greater slip prevention over molded seats.
  • Patented overlapping foot wells allow center-seated paddlers to settle in and brace their feet comfortably.
  • The open, sit-on-top hull makes it easy to get on and off the kayak and includes a pair of molded-in handles and skid plate.
  • Maximum capacity of 425 pounds; measures 12 feet long and 34 inches wide. Lifetime warranty on the hull.
Bestseller No. 2
Intex Explorer K2 Kayak, 2-Person Inflatable Kayak Set with Aluminum Oars and High Output Air Pump
  • COMFORTABLE FOR ANYONE: Kayak includes an adjustable inflatable seat with backrest;Cockpit designed for comfort and space
  • DIMENSIONS: Kayak measures 20 x 36 x 123 inches.Maximum weight capacity: 400 pounds
  • DIRECTIONAL STABILITY: Removable skeg for directional stability
  • INCREASED VISIBILITY: In case of emergency, bright yellow color helps visibility
  • MADE FOR SMALLER BODIES OF WATER: Explorer K2 is made for smaller bodies of water including lakes and mild rivers
Bestseller No. 3
Sun Dolphin Bali Tandem Kayak (Lime, 13.5-Feet)
  • Accomodates 1, 2, or 3 persons
  • Three Covered storage compartments
  • Onboard shock cord Deck rigging
  • Deluxe adjustable seats with back supports
  • Storage compartments
  • ***IMPORTANT - phone number is needed to schedule a delivery appointment***
Bestseller No. 4
Vibe Kayaks Skipjack 120T 12' Tandem Sit On Top Kayak 2 or 3 Person Package (Sea Breeze) - Includes 2 Deluxe Seats and 2 Paddles
  • • 3-person sit on top fishing kayak: 12.2 -foot 72-pound multi-person kayak perfect for fishing, travel, or family recreation - 500 pound weight capacity
  • • 2 flush mount rod holders with caps and 4 Mounting points for Scotty®, RAM®, or Railblaza® mount rod holders
  • • Two sealed hatches with built in cup holders for safe housing of smaller items and rear cargo area with bungee tie-down straps for larger gear
  • • Two paddle parks secure paddles when not in use, preventing loss overboard
  • • Carrying handles: 4 carrying handles for easy transport out of the water
Bestseller No. 5
Lifetime Beacon Tandem Kayak, Red, 12'
  • Two built-in padded crs + ultra Lite seats. Rear tank well with cargo net lacing for storage
  • Skeg wheel for enhanced tracking and easy transportation. Storage hatch for added storage beneath the deck
  • Molded-in footwells for comfort and secure foot bracing. Four carry handles to assist in transport
  • UV-Protected high-density Polyethylene construction
  • 5-Year limited warranty
Bestseller No. 6
Perception Pescador 13.0 T Tandem Kayak, Seaspray
  • Bow & stern day hatches
  • Kayak Karrier handles
  • Paddle park
  • Molded-in footwells ; Molded seats with adjustable padded back rests
  • Comfort Seating System,CSS
Bestseller No. 7
Brooklyn Kayak Company Tandem Sit On Top Kayak, Grey Camo
  • 3-person sit on top fishing kayak: 12.3-foot 70-pound multi-person kayak perfect for fishing, travel, or family fun
  • 6 rod holders: 4 flush-mount kayak fishing rod holders and 2 adjustable rod holders keep multiple fishing lines in the water
  • Multiple storage areas: Dual watertight storage compartments for safe housing of smaller items and rear cargo area
  • Paddle rests: Paddle parks hold paddles securely when not in use, preventing loss overboard
  • Carrying handles: 4 carrying handles for easy transport out of the water
Bestseller No. 8
BKC UH-TK181 12-Foot 5-inch Sit On Top Tandem 2 Person Fishing Kayak with Paddles, Seats, and 7 Fishing Rod Holders Included
  • 7 Rod Holders: The Brooklyn Kayak Company BKC UH-TK181 Sit on Top Tandem Kayak features 3 articulated fishing rod holders and 4 flush-mounted rod holders. Get multiple lines in the water at once and get more bites
  • Waterproof Storage Hatches: Stash a wallet, keys, snacks, and more in the twin watertight storage compartments, which are conveniently located between each paddler's legs
  • Twin Paddle Rests: The Brooklyn Kayak Company BKC UH-TK181 Sit on Top Tandem Kayak features two secure paddle rests, so you can free up your hands without the risk of losing your paddles
  • Secure Cargo Area: An inset rear cargo area uses a secure bungee tie-down system so you can stash larger pieces of gear and extra clothing, lashed down for good measure
  • Multiple Carrying Handles: The Brooklyn Kayak Company BKC UH-TK181 Sit on Top Tandem Kayak four carrying handles make overland transport almost as easy as paddling the Brooklyn Kayak Company BKC UH-TK181 Sit on Top Tandem Kayak
Bestseller No. 9
Vibe Kayaks Yellowfin 130T | 13ft Tandem 2 Person Sit On Top Kayak w/2 Paddles & Hero Seats
  • KEY FEATURES | 3-person sit on top fishing kayak - 13ft 80lbs multi-person kayak - perfect for fishing, travel, or family recreation - 500lbs weight capacity
  • MOUNT FOR ACCESORIES | 2 flush mount rod holders with caps and 4 Mounting points for Scotty, RAM, or Railblaza mount rod holders
  • OPTION TO RIDE SOLO | Optional center paddle position for solo paddling
  • MULTIPLE STORAGE OPTIONS | 2 sealed hatches with bag inserts, large bungeed rear tank well and bow cargo bungee system
  • EXTRA FEATURES | Adjustable foot rests for customized comfort
Bestseller No. 10
Lifetime 90118 Manta Tandem Sit on Top Kayak with Paddles and Backrests, 10 Feet, Yellow
  • Designed for single or tandem use; 500 Lb. weight capacity
  • Includes 2 soft backrests and 2 double sided paddles
  • Lightweight 60 lb. design with molded front and rear carry handles for easy transport
  • Tunnel hull design provides ultra stability and tracking; Almost impossible to tip over
  • "High and Dry" seating keeps riders off of kayak floor; Backed by a 5-year limited manufacturer warranty
  • Designed for single or tandem use
  • (2) 2-piece sport paddles included
  • Fits up to 3 people
  • Forward cargo area
  • Tunnel hull design provides ultra stability and great tracking

What to consider when buying a tandem kayak?

A great kayak will last for many years to come as they are designed to be sturdy and durable. They are a great option for one or two persons, while some models have the capacity for two plus a child.  A good kayak is a great investment that can help you maintain good physical and mental health.

It is vital to keep in mind that tandem kayak is longer and weight a little more than a single person kayak. The cheaper models are made of hard plastic while the pricier options are made out of kevlar or fiberglass. The wider design of the tandem kayak provides better stability compared to the single person ones. There is also the option to go for inflatable tandems that are easier to transport and store but they are not that durable.

If you plan on spending a lot of time kayaking look for models that feature onboard storage where you can store essentials like food, water, and clothing. Make sure you know the total weight you need the tandem kayak to handle as each model has a different weight limit.

There are various styles of tandem kayaks to choose the one that matches your style.the sit inside kayak is the most classic of all but they provide the less legroom of all. The sit on top models are great for warmer weather as they don’t protect your bottom half from the elements.

Michail
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